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How can you tell a dogs paw is broken

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Marnan

Asked by Marnan at 10:39 PM on Jan. 1, 2009 in Pets

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  • if they whimper when weight is put on it or jerk and whimper when you touch it
    MiSs.SmOkEy

    Answer by MiSs.SmOkEy at 10:41 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • If the bone protrudes it is easy. Otherwise swelling, tenderness, won't step down on it.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 10:41 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • go to the vet and get it Xrayed that's the only way to know for sure.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:01 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • my dads dog had a broken leg and did not walk on it. My dad could not afford to pay to have it fixed so the vet told him it is natural for the dog to walk on 3 legs and when the bad leg heels he will start to use it again. That was over 5 years ago and the dog walks just fine.
    dia4

    Answer by dia4 at 11:43 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • Get an xray.
    Brenna

    Answer by Brenna at 7:39 PM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • Get x-ray. Just because it's swollen or he won't bear weight doesn't mean it's broken. Check underneath and between toes for a cut or something.
    luvinher

    Answer by luvinher at 12:14 AM on Jan. 3, 2009

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